Book Review: The Witches of Dark Root (Daughters of Dark Root Book 1) by April Aasheim

The Witches of Dark Root (Daughters of Dark Root Book 1) by April Aasheim

A New Adult Science Fiction/Supernatural Novel published by Dark Root Press (05/31/13)


“Love is the most powerful Magick of all, and sometimes, when misguided, the most destructive.” (Page 208).

Maggie left her hometown years ago. She was glad to be out of reach of her mother and to leave behind her town and her work in the family Magick Shoppe. But now her mother is sick and the town has lost its magic. When Maggie arrives, she is surprised by how different her childhood town of Dark Root is from how she remembered. She must find her roots and her family in order to bring it back to life.


Magic, Witches, Haunted, Warlock, Mystery, Secrets, Family, Love, Home, Sisters, Sibling Rivalry, Illness, Past, Bonds, Escape, Matriarch, Paranormal, Thriller

My Review:

I was very excited to find a paranormal book where the magic element didn’t overtake the book, but was integrated into the story and added to the novel.

I love character driven novels and Witches of Dark Root is a well-written character-driven book. The focus on the sisters and their personalities kept me interested, even though the plot moved a little slow. I rather enjoyed the fact that this book felt like a coming of age book for an adult. Throughout the move back to Dark Root and living through her past and finding new connections with her sisters, Maggie discovers who she is and what she wants out of life.

The hints of something else going on were intriguing and the ending tied up most of my questions.

This novel was published by Dark Root Press on 05/31/2013 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 4.50

Links for more information:

April Aasheim’s Website